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literary historian , novelist , poet

Kjell Espmark, Swedish literary historian, poet, novelist. Recipient Övralid prize Stiftelsen Övralid, 1974, Svenska Dagbladet Literary prize Svenska Dagbladet, 1975, Carl Emil Englund prize Stiftelsen Litteraturfrämjandet, 1976, Esselte Literary prize, 1979, The Nobel Prize in Literature, 1991, De Nios Great Prize, 2000. Chairman Nobel Prize committee, since 1988. Member The Swedish Academy (Schück prize 1980, Bellman prize 1985).

Background

Espmark, Kjell was born on February 19, 1930 in Strömsund, Jämtland, Sweden. Son of Erik and Margit (Christensson) Espmark.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, University Stockholm, 1964.

Career

He was elected to the Swedish Academy on 5 March 1981 and admitted on 20 December 1981. Kjell Espmark succeeded the linguist Elias Wessén to Seat No.16.

Membership

Chairman Nobel Prize committee, since 1988. Member The Swedish Academy (Schück prize 1980, Bellman prize 1985).

Connections

Children: Catharina, Erik.

father:
Erik Espmark

mother:
Margit (Christensson) Espmark

children:
Erik Espmark

Catharina Espmark